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Guatemala: Bringing Water to the Well
Description: In areas of Guatemala which are chronically affected by droughts, IFAD-supported irrigation schemes and practices make farmland four times more productive.
  25 Apr 2017   4m 2 97 0
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RiceAdvice: Decision support tool by AfricaRice for African rice farmers
Description: What is RiceAdvice? RiceAdvice is a decision support tool for providing farmers with field-specific management guidelines for rice production systems in Africa. It is an interactive tool, and the guidelines are generated based on farmers' answers to multiple choice questions on crop management practices and market. Expected users include farmers, extension workers, private rice sectors, development agencies in Africa who are interested in advice for rice production. RiceAdvice can be used on Android devices (version 4.0.3 and up), such as smart phones and tablet computers. Although RiceAdvice can be largely used without any internet connection, an active connection is required from time to time to be able to synchronize information with the database server. RiceAdvice is a free decision support application (app) for providing farmers with field-specific management guidelines. It is an interactive tool, which generates the recommendations based on farmers’ answers to around 20 questions including: • Location • Season • Rice growing environment • Water supply level • Crop management practices • Rice variety • Typical rice yield • Crop rotation • Organic input • Fertilizer which farmers already have • List of fertilizers available in the local market and their price • Paddy price Who can use it and where? Farmers, extension workers, private sector, and development agencies having smartphone or tablet with android device (version 3.0 and up). Target conditions are irrigated and favorable rainfed rice. Not recommended to use in locations where drought/flooding risk is high. Currently RiceAdvice is available for Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo and Uganda. Please check the locations on the map available at https://www.riceadvice.info/en/ to check where RiceAdvice has been tested. It is noted that field testing was not completed in all the countries above. In those countries and locations which RiceAdvice was not tested, do not use this tool for your field or farmers’ fields before its validation. If you are willing to test the tool by yourself or with farmers, please contact us (email to k.saito@cgiar.org ). Guidance RiceAdvice website: https://www.riceadvice.info/en/ RiceAdvice in Google play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cocapacity.rice RiceAdvice Installation Guide: http://www.slideshare.net/riceadvice Further help with using RiceAdvice, please send an email to support@riceadvice.info For more information, please contact Dr Kazuki Saito. k.saito@cgiar.org Video credit : Savitri Mohapatra, R. Raman, AfricaRice
  21 Apr 2017   1m36s 1 40 0
Transformation in Agri-Food Systems:  Preparing for the Future
Description: Transformation in Agri-Food Systems: Preparing for the Future is the third in a three-part series of presentations given by USAID Senior Food Security and Nutrition Advisor, Jim Oehmke. His remarks are part of the 2016 Agri-Food System Policy for Global Food Security Strategy. Oehmke discusses the complex transformations necessary to move from subsistence to market-based agricultural systems. Transformative processes touch, among others: agricultural production, rural communities, biodiversity, ecologies that can adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change, rural social systems and employment. Visit Agrilinks.org to learn more.
  17 Apr 2017   9m48s 1 57 0
Simrin Makhija of IFPRI on impact evaluation of a soil fertility programme in Ghana
Description: Simrin Makhija is working on a impact evaluation of a soil fertility training programme in the Volta region of Ghana. For more information on this study, please visit : http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/evidence/impact-evaluations/details/5602/
  17 Apr 2017   4m38s 2 56 0
Climate Change Impacts Ag & Food Security: Developing Climate Resilient Agriculture Programs
Description: At this Agrilinks Special Event, panelists shared the key lessons they learned when designing and implementing climate change and agriculture-based livelihood vulnerability assessments. They also discussed results—uptake and utilization—that contribute to successful climate-resilient agricultural and food security policies and programs. Visit the event page: http://bit.ly/1OCyJ2Y Download Transcript File: http://bit.ly/1OCyt43 Over the three-year USAID African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) program, the team used rigorous data analysis to advise USAID Missions and implementing partners on best practices for agriculture and food security programming. ARCC’s Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments (CCVAs) help the development community understand the extent to which people dependent on agriculture-based livelihoods are likely to be affected by climate change. These assessments were designed to establish an understanding of current climate conditions, make projections on possible future conditions, and apply this knowledge to agriculture, food security, biodiversity and other sectoral development priorities. During this event, lessons learned were discussed and formally presented as a “Compendium of Lessons Learned from ARCC Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments.” Throughout the event, panelists shared the key lessons they learned when designing and implementing climate change and agriculture-based livelihood vulnerability assessments. They also discussed results—uptake and utilization—that contribute to successful climate-resilient agricultural and food security policies and programs. ------------------ https://agrilinks.org/ https://www.facebook.com/Agrilinks/ https://twitter.com/agrilinks
  13 Apr 2017   3h10m29s 1 35 0
Mali : après plusieurs mois d’arrêt, Mahamane reprend ses activités de pisciculture
Description: Reprise des activités de pisciculture dans le village de Toya
  11 Apr 2017   1m42s 3 79 0
Transformations in Agri Food Systems  Country Priorities Drive Results
Description: Transformations in Agri-Food Systems: Country Priorities Drive Results is the second in a three-part series of presentations given by USAID Senior Food Security and Nutrition Advisor Jim Oehmke. His remarks are part of the 2016 Agri-Food System Policy for Global Food Security Strategy. Oehmke discusses the complex transformations necessary to move from subsistence to market-based agricultural systems. Transformative processes touch, among others: agricultural production, rural communities, biodiversity, ecologies that can adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change, rural social systems and employment. Visit Agrilinks.org to learn more.
  07 Apr 2017   5m21s 1 51 0
Empowering farmers - Reducing Post-Harvest Loss
Description: Post-harvest food loss is a major contributor to hunger and undernutrition affecting farming families across Africa. Aflatoxin moulds, spread by insects inside of traditional storage units,are one of the leading causes of cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa In Uganda, during the first three months after harvest farmers loose up to 40% of their harvest to insects, pests, mould, and moisture. Now, smallholder farmers across Africa have a choice for a better future. In WFP's Zero Food Loss Initiative, hermetic (airtight) storage is paired with effective training to drastically reduce losses, increase incomes, bring farmers closer to markets.
  28 Mar 2017   3m41s 9 477 0
Two Years Without Rain
Description: East Africa is in the grip of a devastating food crisis. Millions of families are facing starvation because of droughts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Famine has been declared in parts of conflict-stricken South Sudan. Oxfam is there with life-saving support, but we urgently need your help to do more. You can help: Donate now https://donate.oxfam.org.uk/emergency/eastafrica?cid=rdt_eastafrica
  23 Mar 2017   1m30s 10 204 0
Ethiopian girl Tsion on surviving drought and fighting hunger together
Description: Last year, when a devastating drought struck Ethiopia, EU and World Food Programme (WFP) assistance helped keep millions of people from hunger. Follow Tsion's story about rebuilding lives then and how we need to continue the fight against hunger with a new drought hitting parts of the country again. #WhatFoodMeans is a new campaign which makes people in Europe aware of how the European Union has enabled the World Food Programme to defeat hunger at a critical time for Ethiopia. It showcases how the right partnerships and interventions can achieve more than saving lives: EU assistance ensures Ethiopian families and refugees living in the country, have access to adequate and nutritious food to keep going. EU assistance also prevents smallholding farmers and pastoralists (nomadic livestock herders) from selling their livestock or losing their income. Drought is affecting new parts of Ethiopia again this year, putting over 5 million people in need of urgent food assistance. Through Tsion's personal experience, find out how, by working together, lives can be saved. Video by Project Everyone/WFP/EU
  03 Mar 2017   2m59s 5 141 0
Red Cross launch emergency appeal as thousands of animals perish in Mongolian Dzud .
Description: Severe winter conditions in Mongolia, known as Dzud, are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Mongolian herders in eastern and northern parts of the country. Dzud is caused by the twin impacts of drought in the summer, resulting in insufficient pasture for livestock, and harsh conditions in the winter, including heavy snowfall, storms and extremely low temperatures. By February 2017, over 160,000 people were affected across 17 of Mongolia’s 21 provinces. More than 45,000 animals have perished and many more will die in the coming months.
  25 Feb 2017   3m54s 11 398 0
Farmers of the future
Description: Climate change and demographic change is threatening food security in Nepal, as men move to the cities and abroad for better opportunities in work and education. A CDKN funded project sought to close the adaptation deficit by improving Nepalese women’s knowledge of climate smart agriculture techniques, improving rainwater collection and introducing new tools to help women sell what their farms produce.
  22 Feb 2017   10m43s 4 263 0